The Napoleon Complex

The new thriller by E.M.Davey

Published 25th August 2016

‘An extraordinary fusion of fact, fiction and labyrinthine plotting … one of the most intelligent historical thrillers I’ve read in a long time. Heart-stopping action and compelling use of science and legend. This author is one to watch.’

Dean Crawford, bestselling author of Covenant, Immortal and Apocalypse.

 ‘A clever and compelling tale of intrigue and deception, packed inside a fast-paced thriller. Riveting action and excellent historical research weave together to produce a gripping adventure … this is a gem of a novel from E. M. Davey.’

Rob Jones, author of Valhalla Gold

This one unfolds against a broad canvas, the plot expertly controlled, pushing the envelope to the edge and beyond. There’s everything I like: action, history, secrets, and conspiracies. You’re going to like it too.’

Steve Berry, international bestselling author of The Templar Legacy on Foretold by Thunder

E. M. Davey is a 32-year-old journalist at the BBC specialising in undercover investigative journalism…

The Napoleon Complex is the second of three thrillers by E.M. Davey to be published by Duckworth – London’s oldest independent publisher


Investigative journalism

E.M. Davey is an investigative journalist, who also writes about history and travel. Peruse a selection of hard-hitting, undercover investigations and other articles from the last five years.

Travel photography

A selection of E.M. Davey’s photography, taking in six continents with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Feel free to download any of these and use them as you wish.


Occasional musings from E.M. Davey on novels, politics, news, history and travel.